Emily: (about Luke) And how did he know that the bird was missing? What, was he strolling by your house and he heard your plaintive cries for help? Lorelai: Mom. Emily: Or the helpless cheep of a chick in trouble? Lorelai: I called him, Mom. OK? I called him and asked him to come over and help me look for the bird. OK? Emily: It seems like this man is always around when you're in trouble. Lorelai: He's a good friend. Emily: Oh, please. Lorelai: Do we have to discuss this? Emily: Lorelai, I'm getting a little tired of being lied to. Lorelai: Apparently we do. Emily: This man was at Rory's birthday party, he came to the hospital with you, he's the male lead in every story you tell, you go to the diner every single day. I've seen the way he looks at you, the way you look at him. I'm not a fool. Lorelai: Mom, please. Emily: Why do you treat me like I don't have a clue in the world as to what is going on in your life? Now I'm asking you, as a favor, if you have any respect for me at all as your mother, just tell me. Do you have feelings for this man? Lorelai: I don't know. Maybe I do. I haven't given it much thought. Maybe I do. Emily: Thank you. I'm glad you were finally honest with me. Now we can discuss what on earth you could possibly be thinking. Don't forget the ice.